Artist’s Statement

Since I was a small child I have walked the line between the inner imaginary worlds and the outer physical world. Through creativity and exploration, I strive to unify and balance the inner with the outer. The inner realm is even more vast and complex than the outer. Yet, through deep meditation with nature, I am able to build a bridge between the two.

Each time I create, I unveil new worlds, ideas, energies, and otherworldly beings. I always start with a blank slate, allowing aesthetics and intuition to guide me. Soon after I begin on a project, a symbolic language emerges, revealing messages of higher truths from the inner realms. While I am not always able to translate these messages into human language, I do understand them. They are uplifting and supportive messages which often go directly to the heart, bypassing the mind. Once a project is complete, I research the meanings of the symbols and elements. Rich stories develop as I weave together all the many meanings.

From exploring many different forms of media over the last 40 years, I have found mixed media to be the ideal form for expressing these messages. Much like how a composer blends many different sounds into a symphony, I blend 2D images and 3D objects to form a visual symphony. Each element is like a piece of a puzzle, and I get a sense of joy and satisfaction when all the visual elements come together to form a whole. When each element has room to evolve, a project can be an ongoing journey, with room for further investigations and discoveries.

Creating art is the most engaging, fun, exciting, fulfilling activity in my life. Through creating I connect with the Creator and my higher self, giving them expression in the physical world.

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Lucretia Hatfield
Portland, Oregon 97229

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Exhibitions

2019 Elizabeth Jones Art Center – Ghost Net Show – guest participant

Portland, Or

 

2017

Café Nirvana – Goddess Show
Portland, Or

2017

Splendorporium – Dolls and Clowns Show
Portland, Or

2016

Imagination – feature artist for Spiral Gallery
Estacada, Or

2016

Splendorporium – Flora and Fauna Show
Portland, Or

2016

Splendorporium – Kings and Queens Show
Portland, Or

2016

AFRU Gallery – Byte Me Show
Portland, Or

2015

Puna Music Festival, Guest Artist – Kalani Oceanside Retreat
Pahoa, Hi

“Illuminato” Light Installation and Performance Art Show – Kalani Oceanside Retreat
Pahoa, Hi

2014

Awakening Retreat with Hope Johnson and Jill Walton – Guest Artist
Kalani Oceanside Retreat Pahoa, Hi

2012

Holiday Affair at the Donkey Mill Art Center Group Art Exhibit
Holualoa, Hawaii

2011

Volcano Art Center’s “Masquerade: the Art of Illusion,” Group Art Exhibit
Volcano, Hawaii

2010

“Through the Illusion” Group Art Exhibit at Kalani Oceanside Retreat
Pahoa, Hawaii

“Black and White Night” Downtown Hilo Patricia’s Transitions feature artist
Hilo, Hi

2007

“From Palette to Palate Food in Art” Sharon Arts Center Gallery – Juried Show
Peterborough, New Hampshire

2006

“What’s Bugging You?” Sharon Arts Center Gallery Juried Show, Peterborough, New Hampshire

“January Gallery Walk” Feature artist at Life’s Little Luxuries
Brattleboro, VT.

2005

“Walking Between the Worlds” at the Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts – Curator and feature artist of this show.
Concord, MA

“Art Doll Show” Gallery in the Woods
Brattleboro, Vt.

“15th Annual Art to Wear Show” Group show at Cambridge Artist’ Cooperative
Harvard Square, MA

2000

“Mask Show” Sanctuary Tattoo Studio and Art Gallery, Group show
Portland, ME.

1995

“Appalachian State University Alumni Show” This was a juried exhibition.
ASU, Boone NC

“General American Voices New Artists Show” Exhibited with two other artists.
Sapphire, NC

1993

“Haywood Community College Christmas Show” Group Show
Waynesville, NC

1988

“UNCG Student Show in Association with the 50th Anniversary of UNCG Department of Art”
This was a juried exhibition.
Greensboro, NC

1986

“Abstractions by Lucretia” Solo Show, The Gallery
Greensboro, NC

1982

“Expressionism at the Real Gallery” Three Artists Exhibit Real Gallery
Boone, NC

Art Installations

2009

“Sacred Playground” Multimedia event at Sacred Way Church
Kea’au Hawaii

2006

“Jazz Umbrella Ball” In2iT Productions Multimedia Dance and Concert Event
Concord, MA

2002

“Shift Happens” In2iT Productions Multimedia Dance Event
Harvard Square, MA

“Dance Your Dream Awake” In2iT Productions Multimedia Dance Event
Harvard Square, MA

2002

“Put on Your Phoenix Feet and Shake Your Ashes” In2iT Productions Multimedia Dance Event
Providence, RI

“Put on Your Phoenix Feet and Shake Your Ashes” In2iT Productions Multimedia Dance Event
Harvard Square, MA

2001

“Dance the Dream Awake” In2iT Productions Multimedia Dance Event for Rites of Spring Festival
Mt. Washington, MA

1999

“Trance-N-Dance” 4 separate Dance Events
Acton, MA

Education

1992-1993. Haywood Community College Waynesville, NC
Completed two semesters in the production craft department specializing in jewelry fabrication and design.

1987-1989. University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Completed 17 credit hours towards an MFA in art. Also picked up 10 undergraduate hours in various art courses.

1983. Appalachian State University Boone, NC
BA degree in art specializing in painting.

Bibliography

Elizabeth Eidlitz, “Walking Between the Worlds, a Magic of Delicate Balance” Middlesex Beat, September 2005

Terry House, “Lucretia, Archeologist of the Inner World,” Middlesex Beat, July/August 2002

Terry House, “In2iT Productions, Myth Making for the New Millennium,” Middlesex Beat, December 2002

Past Juried Gallery Accounts

Art & Soul Gallery
Maynard, MA

Cambridge Artists’ Coop
Harvard Square, MA

Inspirit Common
Hadley, MA

Touchstone Gallery
Hendersonville, NC

Carlton Gallery at Creekside
Banner Elk, NC

Seven Sisters Gallery
Black Mountain, NC

General American Voices
Sapphire, NC

Heartwood Contemporary Crafts Gallery
Saluda, NC

Greenhill Center for North Carolina Art
Greensboro, NC

Juried Craft Shows

City Stage
Greensboro, NC

Centerfest
Durham, NC

Highland Arts and Crafts Show
Sapphire, NC

Brevard Arts Show
Brevard, NC